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Jamie Papish is a LA based performing world music hand drummer and percussionist. He specializes in a variety of world & sacred music  and percussion styles ranging from Middle Eastern, Turkish, Persian, Israeli (Sephardic, Yemenite & Ashkenazi), Armenian, Balkan and Kirtan. Jamie persues these styles out of his love of music from around the world  and the fusion of styles that is currently exploding. As a native New Yorker, Jamie grew up listening to Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Jazz & Fusion, which continues to heavily influenced his playing.

Jamie is known to have many drums on stage to create a variety of sounds.  He uses foot bells/tambourines and foot shakers to add texture and movement to his sound.  Jamie has played and recorded with many world and sacred music groups, orchestra’s and top musicians and composers including the Krono’s Quartet, the Yuval Ron Ensemble and the Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble to name a few. Click here to view the bands he has played or is currently performing with and  listen to Jamie’s playing over the past 20 years.

Furthermore, Jamie Papish is a Los Angeles percussion and drum teacher who gives drumming and percussion lessons to individuals and groups.

Performance Videos

Jamie Papish Discography

Words and Sound (Great Spirit) – The Chants

Words and Sound (Great Spirit) by The Chants This is our foray into Conscious Hip Hop combined with our signature ...
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Maya Sey – The Chants

Maya Sey by The Chants This is the 3rd single by The Chants  (a original composition by Jamie Papish & ...
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Adama – The Chants

Adama by The Chants This is the second single by The Chants….a new arrangement of a song that many artists ...
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Hey Ya-The Chants

Hey Ya by The Chants The debut single from The Chants written by Jamie Papish & Kevin Fraser featuring Uyanga ...
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Breaking All The Rules – Peter Kfoury

Whether you’re a fan of jazz, blues, funk or world music, you’ll love this album! It’s a beautiful fusion of ...
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Begin Majesty – The Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble

Unapologetically creative and unafraid of fusion, Chloe Pourmorady is a master of juxtaposition. With pieces that are as grand as ...
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